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Advanced Clinical Physiologist Echocardiography

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 a year pro rata/pa
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity in Echocardiography has arisen within UHDB Foundation Trust which includes Royal Derby Hospital, Queens Hospital Burton and the newly formed CDCs.

We are recruiting an Advanced Clinical Physiologist/Healthcare Scientist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The RDH echo department is BSE accredited in 3 domains - TTE, training and TOE - working towards stress echo accreditation.

Consideration may be given to applicants who are about to undertake the practical BSE exam/ have recently passed the practical BSE exam - the post would then be a developmental band 6 to band 7 to ensure appropriate competency has been met.

We also support visiting regional congenital Consultants in paediatric and ACHD clinics.

We have well established physiologist led exercise stress echo, bubble/LVO and VSCs.

We are seeking an experienced adult BSE accredited Echocardiographer (minimum 1 yr post BSE accreditation).

The successful applicant will be supported to attend regular BSE conferences and courses.

Applicants will need to demonstrate proven competency in adult TTE.

Experience in paediatric echocardiography (desirable).

Experience in performing and reporting other advanced diagnostic tests in non-invasive cardiology.

As part of the role, you would be expected to train in advanced imaging modalities such as stress echo, 3D echo, TOE, speckle tracking and strain analysis.

Main duties of the job

  • Independently performing and reporting adult transthoracic echocardiograms.
  • Effectively organise and prioritise own workload, dependant on clinical urgency to provide a timely, appropriate service.
  • Supervision of non-BSE accredited staff - which may be from various disciplines and grades, taking responsibility for ensuring all necessary views and measurements are obtained and producing a clinical report.
  • Audit and research as required by the job.
  • Oversee and sign off other physiologists/doctors' reports.
  • Partaking in non-invasive cardiology investigations e.g. ambulatory ECG analysis and reports.
  • Rotate between RDH, QHB and CDC as required.
  • Participate in echocardiography on call service.
  • Be able to assist in a range of specialised adult cardiac ultrasound.

Closing date of Application: 2 July 2024

Interview date: 16 July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Knowledge skills experience


  • Degree in Clinical Physiology/Health Care Science or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Significant experience in echocardiography
  • Non invasive experience as a senior clinical physiologist
  • Must hold Adult BSE Accreditation


  • Evidence leading a small team/area
  • Experience in training and assessment



  • Excellent communication skills patients/staff/colleagues/GP/doctors
  • Clear and concise report writing skills
  • Well written supporting evidence
  • Attention to detail

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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